Category: football

Literacy Advocate Rashad Jennings Releases New Book in Children’s Series

Since he was 6 years old, Rashad Jennings had a dream to play in the NFL. But getting there wasn’t going to be easy. Jennings always struggled in school and carried a 0.6 GPA into his junior year at Jefferson Forest High School in Forest, Virginia. Continue reading “Literacy Advocate Rashad Jennings Releases New Book in Children’s Series”

XFL Makes its Return a Week After Super Bowl LIV

Two years since the revival of the XFL was announced, the reincarnated and redesigned professional football league officially kicks off with doubleheaders on Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9, a week after Super Bowl LIV concluded the 2019/20 NFL season. Continue reading “XFL Makes its Return a Week After Super Bowl LIV”

Dayanny De La Cruz is the First Female Head Chef to Host a Super Bowl

Dayanny De La Cruz fondly remembers her routine on her way home from school growing up in Nagua, Dominican Republic, which involved frequent pit stops at her grandmother’s house. There, Elvira, affectionately known as “Mama Vira,” would be in the kitchen baking fresh bread or cooking up rice and beans. Continue reading “Dayanny De La Cruz is the First Female Head Chef to Host a Super Bowl”

Xenith Launches Shadow XR Helmet

There was a period of time from 2014-18 where Xenith didn’t launch a single product. The Detroit-based football helmet, gear and apparel company was going through a transitional gap that also included rigorous amounts of research, development and investment in future products. Continue reading “Xenith Launches Shadow XR Helmet”

Lowe’s Caps First Year as NFL Sponsor at Super Bowl LIV

Lowe’s director of sports marketing Adam Jacobs admits the home improvement brand isn’t endemic when it comes to the NFL. It’s not like the Gatorade players drink during timeouts, the Microsoft Surface tablets coaches consult on the sidelines, the Bose headphones they use to call plays or the Bud Light fans drink at home or in stadiums. Continue reading “Lowe’s Caps First Year as NFL Sponsor at Super Bowl LIV”

XFL Rules Announced For 2020 Season

A double-forward pass?! A three-point play?! A five-round overtime?!

These may sound like the exaggerated rules from the first incarnation of the XFL that were developed as more of a gimmick for entertainment value similar to the WWE, but they are integral parts of the recently announced rules for the new XFL set for its rebirth on February 8. Continue reading “XFL Rules Announced For 2020 Season”

The Rise of ‘The ThomaHawk Show’

Joe Thomas didn’t mince his words about his initial impression of Andrew Hawkins. Thomas was a Pro Bowl stalwart with the Cleveland Browns, playing 10,363 consecutive snaps on the offensive line from 2007-17. Hawkins, a wide receiver, had just signed a four-year, $13.6 million contract with the organization in 2014 after three seasons with in-state rivals Cincinnati Bengals. Continue reading “The Rise of ‘The ThomaHawk Show’”

Hard Rock Stadium Eliminating 99.4% of Single-Use Plastics By 2020

Tom Garfinkel remembers sitting in awe and disbelief as he watched the 60 Minutes special on plastic pollution. The vice chairman, president and CEO of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium was taken aback by the seemingly endless amount of plastic floating in the oceans, congregating at the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Continue reading “Hard Rock Stadium Eliminating 99.4% of Single-Use Plastics By 2020”

Canopy Growth Purchases BioSteel to Introduce CBD Sports Nutrition

Mark Zekulin sees a huge opportunity for CBD products. It’s why the Canopy Growth CEO had been having conversations for more than a year to find the right strategic partner to enter the sports nutrition market. Continue reading “Canopy Growth Purchases BioSteel to Introduce CBD Sports Nutrition”